Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

UCLA: First Four game day preview against St. Bonaventure

UCLA: First Four game day preview against St. Bonaventure

The Bruins knocked down 7 unanswered points early in the second half to tie the game at 32 with 17 minutes remaining. The Sooners may have deserved to get into the Big Dance based on their sensational play during the non-conference schedule but they did not deserve a better placement than the Bonnies.

DID YOU KNOW: Florida, which awaits the victor of the play-in game, has beaten UCLA three times in the NCAA Tournament since 2006.

An at-large team from the First Four has won at least one game in the NCAA tournament's main draw every year since the tournament expanded to 68 teams in 2011.

Following the Eagles' championship victory Sunday in Bender Arena, Carl was named the Patriot League Tournament MVP. Most recently, UCLA upended Stanford, 88-77, last Thursday before losing in overtime to top-seed Arizona, 78-67, in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament.

LIU Brooklyn (+4¹/₂) over Radford: The Blackbirds just pulled off an even tougher win than this, knocking off NEC regular-season champion Wagner - a defense-first team like Radford - in Staten Island, where the crowd was against them, and the Seahawks were undefeated all season.

The Bruins rank 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Bonnies rank 179th (3.8).

UCLA, which didn't expect to be banished to a play-in game, appeared sluggish and off-kilter most of the contest.

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"On" Selection Monday" as it was dubbed, it was finally revealed where the Bruins would be seeded, where and when they will play and who they will face.

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Adams, who entered the night averaging 19.8 ppg and 5.4 apg, played one of the worst games of his senior season. Sixth-seeded Iowa is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2015 after finishing third in the Big Ten.

Holiday turned the ball over on UCLA's next two possessions, and Adams was fouled after each of them and made 3 of 4 free throws to make it a five-point margin.

UCLA eased to a comfortable 111-59 victory over St. Bonaventure on December 22, 1973, and followed that up the very next season with a closer 78-62 win on a neutral-site on December 27, 1974. Bet the Bruins -3 over the Bonnies on Tuesday.

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